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Editorial note

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I would like to personally thank and dedicate this issue to Heather Momyer, Founder and previous Editor-In-Chief of Masque and Spectacle. This literature and arts magazine was Heather’s vision for many years. We… Continue reading

Fabri Fibra — Mario Loprete

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*** Mario Loprete is a Graduate at Accademia of Belle Arti, Catanzaro (ITALY). Painting for him is the first love. Pure love. Creating a painting, starting from the spasmodic research of a concept… Continue reading

Putting Me Together — Linda Imbler

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People I’ve known, their faces remembered only in deepest dreams, a highway of human automobiles speeding through my mind Emotional yo-yos of memories bounce like balls on a court. Bringing smiles or tears,… Continue reading

New List — Angela Rey

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– Work out – Walk the dogs – Sleep less – Be awake more – Mark the seasons – Rescue the yuppies – Name your demons – Bemoan the loss of your spatula… Continue reading

2 Photographs — Edward Lee

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Click images to enlarge. *** Edward Lee‘s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.… Continue reading

2 Poems — Stephanie Athena Valente

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Merry Widow pour honey in a voicemailagreement & olfactory neurons the latin word for lucky scenti hate perfume, but who do you use?put me in short videos how much does organic content cost?the… Continue reading

Blue Quarry — John Grey

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If it was just the blue of the sky that would be one thing but it’s the blue of the minerals in the soil, and the eyes of the girl I took down… Continue reading

The Birds in Silhouette — Ann Gaygan

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*** Ann Gaygan is a graduate of School of Visual Arts in New York City and has worked as a graphic designer, information technology specialist, and in administration for higher education.

Hitchcock Asks Tippi to Star in The Birds — Shari Caplan

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Maybe I model, but I do sweat when a movie mogul slides a black box across at Liz Taylor’s favorite restaurant. Order the chili, he commands, massive hands a temple mid-table. In the… Continue reading

On Marie Blanchard’s “Woman with a Fan” — Diane Kendig

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https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/collection/artwork/mujer-abanico-woman-fan In the Reina Sofia Museum of Madrid North of here, in the Palace of Catalan Music Hall, fans froth its matinee audience, plain and lacy, some sold to match its stained glass… Continue reading

lotophagia — RC deWinter

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i’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of cognitive dissociation a carnival of synesthesia possible only in a lotus eater’s dream looking at sound hearing color touching scents tasting you if there is a… Continue reading

The Dark Moon and the Eclipses — Christopher Pieterszoon Routheut

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In the invisible distance, the dark moon moves across, and occults, the summer sun. Midday’s midnight. The consecution’s confused. The century’s spectacle, barely begun, so soon has half finished fast. Here, however, resting… Continue reading

Passages: Rondeau Redouble — Charlotte Mandel

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Circadian rhythm eases sleep at night. The seasons orbit to a cosmic scheme. Earth spins—a whirligig that plays with light. I wake to music, sunrise sets the theme. Dust atoms shimmer gold in… Continue reading

The falling salt of street lamps — DS Maolalai

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5am. driving my wife to the airport. not talking much because it’s 5am except at one point we have some fun speculating why a man who’s walking might be walking at this time.… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Tony Belobrajdic

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  Click images to enlarge.   *** Born in Croatia in 1958, Tony Belobrajdic is a full-time figurative artist. He started exhibiting in late seventies and had his first solo show in 1983,… Continue reading

Grand Prix — Paige Elizabeth Wajda

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After Mario Kart 1: You are rocket start on a Peach Beach, bump bitches you pass by, banana slipstream, revving and swerving; mushroom drift. 2: You are cool contender, transforming into Bullet Bill, avoiding bob-omb blasts,… Continue reading

The Lake House, Later — Brenden Wysocki

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         A woman is dead, I know this.          There is a police station, a polygraph, and a political favor to speed up the process, I know this because this is what I am told.… Continue reading